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Airplanes in the Garden
Monarch Butterflies Take Flight
Santa Barbara, CA

An imaginative young girl learns about the wonders of nature and the secrets of metamorphosis as she observes two special caterpillars--from the moment she discovers their eggs on the milkweed leaves until their emergence as beautiful monarch butterflies.

- GET THE WORD OUT - Written for the 4 - 8 year-olds, Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight appeals to all ages.


Pollinators in the Garden – You Are Their Heroes
Inspiring children and adults to appreciate, protect, and conserve habitats for pollinators, especially butterflies and native bees, has become my passion. Helping people to realize that bees are responsible for over one-third of our food is one of my goals. Discover a tremendous opportunity to make a difference by providing bee blocks and habitat.

Bring that Aha Moment to Your Garden - Create a Haven for Butterflies and Hummingbirds. Joan inspires children and adults to create, conserve and protect monarch habitats as well as other butterfly species and other pollinators. Discover the Aha Moment in your garden.

Look Through Every Window - Discover how to create your own personal garden and let the fun begin! Uncover information about your outdoor space to develop its maximum potential. Analyze what you have to get started, accent desirable views and create meaningful focal points.

Winner of the Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM for Children’s Books Award.

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2013 Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 18 countries.

Winner of the 2013 Global eBooks Best Illustration in Children Fiction Silver Award.
If I could give this one a 200 point total I would. This is the best of the best! - Award judge

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